Assistant State Conservationist-Programs
Another Chance to Sign-Up for FY2017 Funding for Conservation
TOLLAND, CT – Thomas
L. Morgart, State Conservationist for the USDA-Natural Resources
Conservation Service (NRCS) in Connecticut, has announced a third
sign-up for funding for the agency’s FY2017 conservation programs.
producers wanting to conserve water or address water, air, or animal
waste issues; reduce erosion; improve wildlife habitat; obtain a
seasonal high tunnel; or just plain improve conservation on their
farming operation should consider submitting their application to
receive financial assistance. Interested?
Begin by filling out eligibility forms. Once you qualify, ensure your application is
submitted to your local NRCS office by March 17, 2017.
Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary conservation program
for those engaged in livestock, forestry, or agricultural production –
including organics. The program offers financial and technical
assistance to implement conservation practices on eligible agricultural
land, and provides payments for implementing conservation practices
that have a positive environmental impact, while protecting long-term
agricultural production and sustainability. Eligible crop production
includes—but is not limited to—field-grown ornamentals, fruits,
orchards, plant materials in greenhouses, row crops, vegetables, and
Management Assistance (AMA) Program provides financial assistance to
help manage risk and solve natural resource issues through
conservation, as well as for seasonal high tunnels.
Although NRCS accepts
applications for EQIP and AMA year round, to be considered for funding
during this ranking period, applications must be received by March 17,
2017. Applications received after that will be accepted and considered,
if funds are still available.
To find out more
about EQIP, or fill out eligibility forms, or obtain an application,
contact your local USDA Service Center, or check
out the Getting Started section of our